RBS/Natwest Skills and Opportunities fund

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http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/

RBS Inspiring Enterprise has announced that on 11 May it will launch a £2.5 million grant funding programme for charities, social enterprises and community groups based in the UK and Ireland.

The Fund will offer grants of up to £35,000 to charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges based in the UK and Ireland for projects that help people learn new skills, get into work or start a business.

Applications will be accepted for only 11 days in May: from 11 to 22 May 2015.

Full details can be found on the Skills & Opportunities Fund website.

In 2012, RBS Inspiring Enterprise established the £3 million RBS Inspiring Enterprise grant funding programme (Inspiring Youth and Inspiring Women). The Fund ran over a three-year period during which time it focused on helping to build the capacity of organisations that work to encourage and support young people and women to explore enterprise. The Fund distributed £3 million to 107 organisations across the UK which has resulted in more than 26,000 people developing enterprise skills, knowledge and networks.

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